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Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)

Should public investment be targeted to big cities or to small towns, if the objective is to minimize national poverty? To answer this policy question we extend the basic Todaro-type model of rural-urban migration to the case of migration from rural areas to two potential destinations, secondary town and big city. ... See More +

Working Paper 115360 APR 21, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc; De Weerdt,Joachim; Kanbur,Ravi Disclosed

Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 12) : Environmental and Social Assessment (ESIA) for Kikuyu railway station (English)

The objective of the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project for Kenya is to strengthen governance and service delivery in the Nairobi Metropolitan area. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG1405 APR 10, 2017

Babijes,Roderick M. Disclosed

Agastya : improving critical thinking and leadership skills (English)

Many of India’s disadvantaged youth are apathetic about their education from the formal schooling system, resulting in high dropout rates. Lack of interest and perceived value of education often cause low retention and dismal learning outcomes, which can perpetuate poverty and contribute to the socio-economic divide. ... See More +

Working Paper 115128 APR 01, 2017

Tinsley,Elaine A.; Navarrete Moreno,Cristina Disclosed

Poland catching-up regions : strengthening the implementation of work-based learning (English)

Worldwide, Vocational Education and Training (VET) is receiving increasing attention, particularly as a potentially useful instrument to address high unemployment rates among youth. ... See More +

Working Paper 115352 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The development objective of the Second Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3163 MAR 01, 2017

Ridenour,Stefanie Lynn Disclosed

West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : إطار الأدارة البيئية والمجتمعية : ملخص تنفيذي (Arabic)

The development objective of the Second Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment SFG3163 MAR 01, 2017

Ridenour,Stefanie Lynn Disclosed

Bangladesh - Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) : tenth implementation support mission - February 13 to 23, 2017 (English)

Aide Memoire 113728 FEB 23, 2017

Rahman,Md. Mokhlesur Disclosed

Romania - Revenue Administration Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)

Procurement Plan 113043 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Togo - Youth Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2929 JAN 01, 2017

Van Dyck,John Disclosed

Togo - Youth Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)

Environmental Assessment SFG2928 JAN 01, 2017

Van Dyck,John Disclosed

Mozambique - Social Protection Project : environmental assessment : Quadro de gestao ambiental e social (Portuguese)

Environmental Assessment SFG2919 JAN 01, 2017

Zapatero Larrio,Eric Disclosed

Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (Russian)

Tajikistan’s economy is not creating sufficient jobs for its rapidly growing workforce, in particular its burgeoning youth population. As a result, its most valuable asset – human capital – is largely underutilized. ... See More +

Working Paper 112666 JAN 01, 2017

Strokova,Victoria; Ajwad,Mohamed Ihsan English Disclosed

Cote d`Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction (English)

After a decade of crisis and stellar economic growth over the past five years, Côte d’Ivoire has now set its sight on becoming an emerging economy. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS13233 JAN 01, 2017

Christiaensen,Luc (Editor); Premand,Patrick (Editor) Disclosed

Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)

This study analyzes from a jobs perspective two high potential value chains (VCs) in Zambia’s agribusiness sector poultry and aquaculture. With more than 50 percent of workers and over 80 percent of poor Zambians recording themselves in agriculture in the 2010 population census, raising agricultural productivity is a determinant to reduce poverty. ... See More +

Working Paper 115801 JAN 01, 2017

Krishnan,Sudha Bala; Peterburs,Teresa Anna Maria Disclosed

Zambia - Jobs diagnostic (English)

One of the world’s most youthful countries, Zambia’s economy has been booming since the early 2000s on the back of record high copper prices and private sector investment response to the better business environment. ... See More +

Working Paper 115810 JAN 01, 2017

Merotto,Dino Leonardo Disclosed

Jobs strategy Kazakhstan (English)

Kazakhstan is a unique country in a unique part of the world. Its uniqueness is important, as it shapes the opportunities and economic realities faced by the country, as well as the political responses to those challenges. ... See More +

Working Paper 115798 JAN 01, 2017

Farole,Thomas; Strokova,Victoria Disclosed

Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation : evidence from the Russian Federation (English)

The impact of business regulations on firms could depend on how the regulations are enforced in practice. Exploiting variation in enforcement capacity across the Russian Federation's administrative regions, this paper examines whether the enforcement of restrictive regulations on hiring and firing workers affects how firms adjust employment during industry upswings and downswings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7888 NOV 14, 2016

Gonzalez,Alvaro S.; Sharma,Siddharth; Subhash,Hari Disclosed

Jobs in value chains : survey for jobs estimation in value chains (English)

In this survey, the author outline how to use a value chains analysis approach to support jobs estimation through a methodology that relies on carrying out value chain surveys complemented by some secondary research as well as semi-structured and focus group interviews. ... See More +

Working Paper 115690 NOV 01, 2016

Farole,Thomas Disclosed

Georgia - Irrigation And Land Market Development Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan (English)

The objective of the Irrigation and Land Market Development Project for Georgia is to improve delivery of irrigation and drainage services in selected areas and to develop improved policies and procedures as a basis for national program of land registration. ... See More +

Resettlement Plan SFG2565 OCT 24, 2016

Kapanadze,Darejan Disclosed

Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)

Combining macroeconomic and microeconomic data and three indicators of international market integration, this paper assesses the degree to which Latin American labor markets are integrated. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7847 OCT 03, 2016

Lederman,Daniel; Robertson,Raymond Disclosed

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Where to create jobs : cities or towns? (English)
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APR 21, 2017 115360 Working Paper
Kenya - Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 12) : Environmental and Social Assessment (ESIA) for Kikuyu railway station (English)
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APR 10, 2017 SFG1405 Environmental Assessment
Agastya : improving critical thinking and leadership skills (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115128 Working Paper
Poland catching-up regions : strengthening the implementation of work-based learning (English)
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APR 01, 2017 115352 Working Paper
West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3163 Environmental Assessment
West Bank and Gaza - Second Finance for Jobs Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 2) : إطار الأدارة البيئية والمجتمعية : ملخص تنفيذي (Arabic)
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MAR 01, 2017 SFG3163 Environmental Assessment
Bangladesh - Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) : tenth implementation support mission - February 13 to 23, 2017 (English)
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FEB 23, 2017 113728 Aide Memoire
Romania - Revenue Administration Modernization Project : procurement plan (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113043 Procurement Plan
Togo - Youth Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG2929 Environmental Assessment
Togo - Youth Employment Project : environmental assessment : Cadre de gestion environnementale et sociale (French)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG2928 Environmental Assessment
Mozambique - Social Protection Project : environmental assessment : Quadro de gestao ambiental e social (Portuguese)
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JAN 01, 2017 SFG2919 Environmental Assessment
Tajikistan Jobs Diagnostic: Strategic Framework for Jobs (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2017 112666 Working Paper English
Cote d`Ivoire jobs diagnostic : employment, productivity, and inclusion for poverty reduction (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 AUS13233 Working Paper
Jobs in value chains - Zambia : opportunities in agribusiness (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115801 Working Paper
Zambia - Jobs diagnostic (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115810 Working Paper
Jobs strategy Kazakhstan (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115798 Working Paper
Enforcement capacity and the impact of labor regulation : evidence from the Russian Federation (English)
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NOV 14, 2016 WPS7888 Policy Research Working Paper
Jobs in value chains : survey for jobs estimation in value chains (English)
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NOV 01, 2016 115690 Working Paper
Georgia - Irrigation And Land Market Development Project : resettlement plan : Abbreviated resettlement action plan (English)
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OCT 24, 2016 SFG2565 Resettlement Plan
Economic integration across Latin America : evidence from labor markets, 1990-2013 (English)
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OCT 03, 2016 WPS7847 Policy Research Working Paper